Amazon is a “10 tonne gorilla in the room” in the e-commerce market according to the founder of Metapack, who publicly called out the threat of the online retailer to the market for the first time. Speaking at The Delivery Conference in London today (30 January), Patrick Wall said: “We are all quite conscious that there is a gorilla in the room. That gorilla is a 10-tonne monster and, while it is entertaining our customers, it’s threatening. That gorilla is Amazon.” […]
An online sales tax to level the playing field between high street and online purchases would be passed straight on to customers, ParcelHero has warned.
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
Wincanton has extended its contract with retailer Wickes just six months after landing the deal in a move which will see the logistics firm deliver kitchen and bathroom products across Devon and Cornwall.